About Val

In December of 2010 I was a newly wed Army wife who moved across the country to my husband's duty station on the West Coast. As we were busy adjusting to west coast living and the trials and tribulations of a Military marriage, we got a huge surprise! In March 2011, we learned that a sweet baby would be changing everything.

As I struggled with first trimester queasiness, a crumby job market and adjusting to Army life, I turned to blogging and This Whole Mommy Thing was born. Later that year, on November 6, 2011, we welcomed our son Conner!

In May of 2014, I had the pleasure of announcing that our second little one was on the way. Our newest nugget, Jackson, arrived on October 22, 2014 and my journey has continued as a momma in a beautiful, growing family.

This Whole Mommy Thing is my creative writing outlet, my place to share my love of crafting and cooking. It is one of the many spotlights I love to shine on my incredible children and my place to talk about my experiences in motherhood. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it!